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Mario Maker update adds super expert mode, Thwomps and more next week

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Super Mario Maker will receive an update on March 9, Nintendo announced during its latest Nintendo Direct.

The update will come with a new "super expert" mode for its 100 Mario Challenge, which will unlock new Mystery Mushroom costumes. This unlocks after clearing expert mode and adds 6 more levels. Clearing these unlocks the new costumes.

It will also bring additional options for the level designer. These include Thwomp skewers from Super Mario World and mandatory boss battles, thanks to the addition of keys.

The Mario Maker bookmark site will also be updated, adding ranking categories for world records and other options.

Nintendo also shared that more than 6.2 million courses have been uploaded since launch.

Watch the video above for the full rundown on the update.